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Herbicides: A Double-Edged Sword? What We Know about Herbicide Impacts on Pollinators

April 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT


Herbicides, “the chemical hoe,” make up more than half of global pesticide sales and use, and are widely applied in agriculture, residential landscapes, and natural areas. Along with reducing the availability of food and shelter for pollinators, herbicides may have some direct effects on insects exposed in air, soil, water, and plants. Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Pesticide Program at Xerces, to get up to speed on what’s currently known about the direct and indirect effects of herbicides on pollinators.

This free Xerces Society webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

Emily May
Pollinator Conservation Specialist Agricultural Lead – The Xerces Society

Emily May is a Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society’s Pesticide Program. She received a master’s of science in entomology from Michigan State University, and has studied pollinator habitat restoration, bee nesting habits, and the effects of pest management practices on wild bee communities. Her work with Xerces since 2015 has focused on supporting crop pollinators through habitat creation and protecting bees and other beneficial insects from pesticides.


April 27, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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